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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Wall to Wall Wheatears, Fly Flatts

                                       Shoreline littered with Wheatear



                   All in full autumn  plumage


                                 Several scraggy juveniles

           A surprise to get a Kestrel sat on the shoreline


 Fly Flatts  0700-1000hrs  Blasting SSW >6 gusting 7. Dry, some sunshine.

Fly Flatts was alive this morning with a fresh fall of Wheatear all very mobile which is the norm for new birds in. All dressed in clean cut autumn plumage with several raggy juvs inamongst.
Most were in the SE corner where the shoreline is now exposed almost to the point it was a few years ago when the waders piled in.
31 were counted though there were several more around the rocks on the moor.
A Kestel was sat amongst them on the shoreline but unfortunately it saw me before I saw it.
Scoping the far east shore was near impossible in the wind but I did pick out several Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper and a single Oystercatcher.  The blue skies were empty.
BS

4 comments:

Birdnut said...

Great count of Wheatear none of which made it down to our neck of the woods this am.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The penultimate photo's a stunner Bri.
John.

Brian Sumner . said...

Cheers John, had to get the dictionary out to see what you meant !

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great to get plenty Wheatears coming through Bri. A nice count.